A Song I Composed Using Garageband on My iPhone Whilst Laying in Bed Between Midnight and 2 AM

It’s called “Softly (I want)” and I was up way, way too late working on this. It’s a demo, a rough sketch perhaps, but the fact that I made this on my phone still amazes me. Also, it captures something of what I’ve been feeling lately, so there’s that. Let me know what you think.

Softly (I want)

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A Little Something I Made Today

Just a little somethin’ I put together this evening to exercise the ol’ music composition muscles. This first draft was done entirely in Garageband (with the exception of using Audio Hijack Pro to capture the sound byte from Battlestar Galactica), using mostly samples except for the melody parts. It’s a rough draft, but I wanted to share it anyway.

Boom Boom Boom

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So Much New Music Coming Out

So. Much. Good. Music.

As I write this, I’m listening to Paul Simon’s new album, So Beautiful or So What and am blown away by how fresh, how vital, how powerful this music is and how relevant Simon remains as an artist and a musician. And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Here are a few of the other releases that came out today:


Meat Puppets: *Lollipop*


Alison Kraus & Union Station: *Paper Airplane*


KD Lang: *Sing It Loud*


"Build a Rocket Boys!" (Elbow)


"Into Battle With the Art of Noise" (Art of Noise)

Next week sees new releases such as


Gorillaz: *The Fall*


"Setzer Goes Instru-MENTAL!" (Brian Setzer Orchestra)

Then the following week (April 26) we will get


Emmylou Harris: *Hard Bargain*


"I’ll Never Get Out of This World Alive" (Steve Earle)


"Sign Of Life, Music For 858 Quartet" (Bill Frisell)


"Ending on a High Note: Final Concert" (A-Ha)

and . . .

(wait for it . . . wait for it . . .)

Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of the Flaming Lips

I honestly don’t know how I’m going to avoid spending way to much money on music this month . . . oh, right, my paychecks stop at the end of April and don’t resume until September. That might help me remember not to buy every album I want.

Might.

Of course, if you buy any of these through the links here, you’ll help me get some Amazon Associate’s scratch that might help me get a couple of them. Hint. Hint. Well, actually that’s not so much a hint as an obvious plea.

Anyhoo . . . off to concentrate on this new Simon album and ponder all the fabulous new music coming up.